Thursday, December 10, 2009

Well, it's been a while. Poker has been awful lately, and even after I spotted several problems with my game my results have continued to be at best mediocre. Just finished my 3rd session for the day (am currently on track with doing 3 roughly 2-hour sessions each working day) and am still livid after suffering the following hand. Read on for details:

Absolute/UB Cereus No-Limit Hold'em, $6.00 BB (4 handed)
Button ($880.65)
SB ($451.60)
BB ($630.20)
Hero (UTG) ($1327.35)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with A, A
Hero bets $21, Button raises to $66,
2 folds, Hero raises to $171, -even 4 handed, I'm repping QQ+ here
Button calls $105
-decides to call and see a flop, hmmmm.

Flop: ($351) 7, K, 4 (2 players)
Hero bets $258, Button raises to $709.65 (All-In), -brilliant, he has a K and I have him crushed
Hero calls $451.65
-send me the pot please

Turn: ($1770.30) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($1770.30) 5 (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $1770.30 Rake: $2

Results below:

Button had K, Q (two pair, Kings and Queens). Of course he does.

Hero had A, A (one pair, Aces).

Outcome: Button won $1770.30

What really grinds my gears is that the guy is usually a good player, possibly even another pro, but he played the hand about as badly as possible and still took most of my stack. So I'm still struggling with the occasional EV issue, but other than that all is good.

Going to try and maintain ICON status with UB, as they will give me 5% interest on my account if I do. Will be tough given that it's xmas, but gonna pound the tables over the coming weeks and hopefully get enough points. May even write another post or two. Then again...


Grog said...

results don't come up? what he have? and who was villain?

Klopzi said...

Hey SubZero -

Glad to see you're still playing and, despite some short-term setbacks, playing well. I don't know how you do it. Poker's damned hard!

How is the Cereus network in terms of traffic and bonuses (and RB?) now that Sebok is in and everything's back to being "legit"? Do you find the games good as compared to Stars and Full Tilt?

Keep up the good work! Don't let the beats get you down. You'll get what's yours when your results catch back up with your good decisions.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

How did the other player play as badly as possible? I mean granted, I agree that shoving the flop is bad after you repped such strength (that shove will make you fold all the worse hands and only call with better... you're not gonna show up with KJ there so obv, bad shove). But aside from that spot, pretty standard, I would think. No?

SubZero said...

Results come up when highlighted.

RR, are you serious? Calling with an unsuited dominated hand, even in position, is a bad idea, but to do it when deep is terrible imo. Why would you put yourself in a position where you need to flop trips or top 2 against someone who (usually) isn't a spaz?
Against my range, and given he holds a Q and no Hearts, he's a huge dog on this flop: my range is 6 combos of AA, 6 of AKo, 3 of AKs, and 3 of QQ. I'm only folding 16% of my range (lets say 20% to include any crazy bluffs), and I'm actually not even that likely to bet most of that range in the first place.
Please tell me how you see this, would be very grateful to get better insight here!

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JimJacobs said...

How has your 2010 started - much winning luck?